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  • Rock Ridge School Board candidates share statements October 22, 2021
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  • Bake sale to be held November 5 October 22, 2021
    COOK — St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Alango and Cook Covenant Church will hold a bake sale at Cook Covenant, 11 2nd St. SE, on Friday, November 5 starting at 8 a.m. Items for sale include breads, coffee cakes, bars, cookies, granola, caramel corn, pies, and tarts. To facilitate drivethrough sales, takeout lunches of wild […]
  • Winter clothing offered in Grand Rapids October 22, 2021
    GRAND RAPIDS — Open Door Coat Rack will provide new and/or clean, gently used winter wear for adults and children at no cost October 27 – 29. Items include coats, jackets, hats, scarves, snow pants, mittens, gloves, and boots. Winter clothing will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at United Methodist Church, 1701 SE […]
  • Ruby’s Pantry will distribute curbside October 22, 2021
    IRON — Ruby’s Pantry food distribution will be held Wednesday, October 27, 3 – 6 p.m. at Clinton Town Hall, 8907 Hwy. 37, Iron. The distribution will be done curbside. A food distribution volunteer will collect a $20 contribution per food bundle during registration from 3 – 5:30 p.m. People participating in the food distribution […]
  • Airport to hold informational meeting October 22, 2021
    HIBBING — The Range Regional Airport will hold a public information meeting Tuesday, November 9 at 6 p.m. regarding a 20-year Airport Master Plan. According to the airport master plan website, “the process is collaborative and necessary to align the airport’s role to continue support of the region.” The meeting will include an informative presentation […]
  • Local author publishes fourth book October 22, 2021
    BUHL — Local author Helen Ostman, pen name Marjorie Foxx, has released her fourth book: Observations…Collected Essays. An anthology of essays previously published as a column in the Cook News-Herald, Observations… contains “the thoughts, musings, and observations of a small-town Minnesota girl on a wide range of topics from potatoes to typewriters and everything in […]
  • Essentia moves to self-swab COVID tests October 22, 2021
    REGIONAL — Effective October 20, all patients who schedule only a COVID-19 test at Essentia Health clinics will receive a kit to perform their own test. Patients must schedule a test through the MyChart patient portal, by calling their local clinic, or by scheduling an E-visit. Once the patient has arrived at their appointment, they […]
  • Business and community leaders’ trip will address non-ferrous mining October 22, 2021
    Minnesota labor, business, and community leaders will travel to Washington, D.C., the week of October 25 to advocate for the future economic prosperity of northeastern Minnesota. Minnesota Rep. Dave Lislegard (DFL-Aurora) will be joined by Ida Rukavina, executive director of the Range Association of Municipalities and Schools (RAMS); Brian Hanson, chair of Jobs for Minnesotans; […]
  • Local author releases 15th novel October 22, 2021
    HIBBING — Author Pat McGauley of Hibbing has published his 15th novel in the Moran family series covering more than a century. The Final Chapter is the last of McGauley’s Father Mickey stories. “Mickey’s good-bye to readers is an unmasking of his innermost spirituality, tenacity, and his unique grasp of reality,” the author said. “I’ve […]
  • Chili cook- off winners announced October 22, 2021
    Pictured are employees of DSGW Architects, the Spirit Award winner at the Iron Range Rotary Club’s Chili Cook-off, held Thursday, October 7 at the Iron Trail Motors Event Center in Virginia. Event chair Ashley Samargia said the net proceeds were approximately $23,000, which will directly benefit Rotary’s local projects. Public voters chose winners in the […]
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